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Harbour Times This Week
G’Day HK! Australia Day Ceremony goes online
by Cyril Ma
Animals, Raw and Beautiful. 2021 Celebration of National Day is streamed via Facebook.
Keeping it Live: Giveaway for Hong Kong’s first online Fringe Festival
by Cyril Ma
Popular venue The Aftermath, in collaboration with Comedy HK, is supporting the distressed arts scene with a festival featuring local bands and comedians. While the giveaway is closed, you can check out the event here.
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One of the latest lockdowns in a North Point building found zero positive cases during its 12-hour hold. A video of police officers rushing to set up a cordon line for the overnight lockdown went viral on Twitter. Other lockdowns that took place throughout the city found 50 COVID-19 cases on Friday.
In other COVID-related news:
Any aircrew staff who have come in from South Africa, Britain, Brazil, and Ireland since 23 January must quarantine for 21 days.
Less than half of residents surveyed by the University of Hong Kong plan to get vaccinated for the virus.
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Picturing Gender Equality
A comic competition on Gender Equality presented by the EU office in Hong Kong and Macau opens for submissions.
HK, China says goodbye to the BN(O) passport as the UK sets new visa details
Hong Kong followed closely behind China in the decision to no longer recognise the British National (Overseas) passport as of Sunday. This decision came after the British government settled details for new BN(O) visas to the UK, which would allow BN(O) holders to stay in Britain for five years and apply for citizenship after six.
The guitarist of the band Mumford & Sons has co-founded an organisation that helps coordinate a buddy system for Hongkongers coming into the UK on the new visa path for BN(O) holders.